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There are different varieties of shared hosting packages suitable for different websites in relation to the resources or the shared hosting environment they need. To select the most proper shared hosting service for your web page, you must access what server-side software applications it requires, how many daily hits you anticipate at the start and in the long run, as well as any other specific demands that may need to be fulfilled.

Shared web hosting - Positive Sides

The most proper option for small size web sites with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting account. With this form of web site hosting, each user pays only for their account, which diminishes the overall cost per person markedly. There are diverse web hosting solutions varying from one hosting provider to another, offering different amounts of data space and traffic, different email quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can buy a package that will have the specs your online portal indeed requires. You will not have to pay plenty of money for an account you will not avail of, or wind up with a small scale account that cannot accommodate the web page. We, at Piper Host, offer a big selection of shared hosting accounts suitable for private or small business web sites that even come with pre-activated script-driven systems such as Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you start with a low-cost package and you require more system resources, upgrading to a better package demands just a click.

Shared website hosting - Disadvantages

A weak side of the shared web hosting environment is that the servers have some software programs installed on them and you cannot install additional software programs. Some sites, particularly online shops, request software applications to be present on the hosting server for them to work, and with a shared web hosting plan, you can activate only software applications that do not need full root-level access.

VPS Web Hosting Servers and Dedicated Web Servers

For portals that require complete root access, or if your web portal has many thousands or even millions of hits per day, what you require is a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. A private virtual hosting server is a virtual emulation of a dedicated web server and it performs in strictly the same manner.

Virtual Web Hosting Servers

Both platforms typically offer full root access and can be rebooted via a software program by the user, independently from the web hosting company. Akin to the shared web hosting plans, the virtual private servers and the dedicated web server plans include different features based on what the web hosting vendor offers. A VPS server package contains guaranteed hard disk space, random access memory and CPU usage quotas that can sometimes be enlarged for short spells of time in case there are unused system resources on the physical server. With a dedicated web hosting server, the only limit is the hardware configuration it is availing of, and it can be upgraded by altering or adding components. A VPS hosting server is simpler to run as it arrives with virtualization software, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, explore statistics, and so on. The administration of a dedicated hosting server is more complex, so such a package would rather be utilized by trained customers.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

However, given companies offer managed dedicated web server hosting solutions where they perform web server administration tasks on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the package or an extra feature.

Before You Decide...

Settling on the top hosting plan is vital as it can affect the proper operation of a web site. Prior to opting for a package, compare the pros and cons, appraise thoroughly all the prerequisites for the online portal to function properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which one is the best shared hosting service for you, consult with our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be glad to assist you and answer all your questions.